Terrestrial Laser Scanner donated to DIT

Posted: 8 December, 2014

Mr. Enda Nolan, Managing Director (Ireland) of Coastway Surveys and a graduate of DIT, was back in Bolton Street last week to present a Leica ScanStation 2 terrestrial laser scanner to the College of Engineering and Built Environment. Coastway Surveys is a leading Irish surveying company and provides Geomatics services in Ireland, Great Britain, continental Europe and the Middle East.

Speaking to students on BSc. (Hons.) Geomatics programme, Mr. Nolan highlighted the very good job prospects that now exist for graduates both in Ireland and abroad.   He emphasised that graduate familiarity with high-end equipment, software and work practices is an expectation of prospective employers but that the a solid foundation in underlying theory is also required to be a successful surveyor.

Accepting the donation on behalf of DIT, Dr. Eugene McGovern thanked Mr. Nolan for the very generous donation and assured him that this initiative will help ensure that the graduate attributes identified by him can be met by the programmes offered by DIT. 

The Leica ScanStation 2 donated by the company is capable of scanning at a rate of 50,000 points per second and is suitable for mapping both outdoor scenes and building interiors.  Dr. McGovern described it as a versatile instrument that will be very useful for teaching and for research. “Having full-dome scanning capability, it is ideally suited for use in BIM (Building Information Modelling) applications and will usefully support the College's BIM Strategy.”


Geomatics student Ruth Nugent unveils the Leica ScanStation 2 to her fellow students while Mr. Enda Nolan presents the instrument to Dr. Eugene McGovern, Spatial Information Group at DIT.


Mr. Enda Nolan, Managing Director (Ireland) of Coastway Surveys and Mr. Thomas Dunne, Head of the School of Surveying and Construction Management. Also in picture are Mr. Ronan Hogan and Dr. Eugene McGovern of the School of Surveying and Construction Management.



Mr. Enda Nolan is joined by students of the BSc (Hons.) Geomatics following his presentation and equipment donation. From left: Ms. Ruth Nugent, Ms. Friederike Tauber, Ms. Adelae Corbeau, and Mr. Andreas Macromallis.


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